Cross Fire 5.10
Height ~ 100 feet
Elevation ~ 1,450 feet
Latitude ~ N 36° 07'19"
Longitude ~ W 85° 17'07"
Bee Rock is one of the more popular climbing areas in middle
Located on private property near Monterey Tennessee belonging to The
Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast, the owners have been gracious
enough to allow the public to continue to use this area for
climbing, hiking and caving.
If your coming from out of town to climb here you should
consider staying at the Garden Inn. The rooms are about $135 per
night and are very nice. We were very happy with our stay there, the
food was excellent as were the rest of the accommodations.
There is NO camping at the rock and everyone except Inn
guests must leave by 5:00 pm. Please respect the owners wishes so we
can all continue to enjoy this great area.
are about 30 established climbing routes at Bee Rock with very few
being bolted routes. Placing additional bolts is absolutely
forbidden! So if you can not lead climb and place protection and do
not want to top rope, go somewhere else! These routes range in
difficulty from an easy 5.5, "Original Sin", to a
considerably more difficult 5.12b, "Sail Rabbits". Bee
Rock also has a couple of aid climbs from A2 to A3-.
My favorite routes include: "Life's a Beach" (5.10b),
"Judy's World" (5.10c), "Summit Attempt"
(5.10b), "Original Sin" (5.9+).